Predhiman Krishan Kaw

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Predhiman Krishan Kaw
Predhiman Kaw
Born January 15, 1948
Srinagar, India
Residence Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Fields Plasma Physics, Laser Physics
Institutions Institute for Plasma Research
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Physical Research Laboratory
Doctoral advisor Prof. M. S. Sodha
Known for Plasma Physics Theory
Notable awards Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
Padma Shri

Predhiman Krishan Kaw is an Indian plasma physicist. He has been the founding director[1] of the Institute for Plasma Research and served the institute as the director from 1986 to 2012. He was born on January 15, 1948 in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), India. He matriculated from Punjab University (1958) and completed his M.Sc. from Agra University in 1964. He received PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1966 under Supervision of Prof. M.S. Sodha, and has the honor of being the first Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.[2] Dr. Kaw received his Ph.D. Degree at the age of 18.[citation needed] He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award, India's highest honor, in 1985 and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1986.

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Year Institute Designation
1967-1969 Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellow
1969-1971 Princeton University, USA Research Staff & Lecturer
1971-1974 Physical Research Laboratory, India Associate Professor
1974-1975 Physical Research Laboratory, India Professor
1975-1982 Princeton University, USA Principal Research Physicist Lecturer in Astrophysical Sciences
1982-1986 Plasma Physics Programme, Physical Research Laboratory, India Director
1986-2012 Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India Director
2012 - present Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India DST Year of Science Professor

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